Kings of the Road

A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling

Kings of the Road
$28.99 $23.19
Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781781313541
Publisher: Aurum Press
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

British cycling has had a tumultuous history, from the bizarre ban on road racing in the first half of the 20th Century to the sport's golden era after the Second World War and on to its dramatic decline in the 1960s and beyond. 

Over the past decade, however, it has undergone a dramatic resurgence in which elite British cyclists have become among the best in the world and millions of Britons have taken up the sport. 

In Kings of the Road, Robert Dineen charts these developments by meeting neglected heroes from each generation of British cycling. As he becomes immersed in the sport, he also charts his own experiences on the club scene while preparing for the Etape du Tour, the sportive regarded as the ultimate challenge for the amateur cyclist. The result is a unique look at British cycling’s past, its present and where it might be headed.

The author

ROBERT DINEEN is a sports journalist with the Telegraph Media Group and the author of Reg Harris: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Greatest Cyclist. He lives in East London and this is his second book.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781781313541
Size: 6.024 in x 9.213 in / 153 mm x 234 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Goats of Anarchy Pre-Order Giveaway
Order your copy of Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy and/or Angel and her Wonderful Wheels by September 30, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize! Fill out the form below to enter. One (10) grand prize winner will receive a Goats of Anarchy Library featuring Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save ...
Read More >
Make a Pet Bowl Holder Out of a Pallet
Let’s face it, dogs just aren’t tidy eaters. (Well, most aren’t, anyway.) During their happy eating bonanza, water is splashed and drooled onto the floor, bowls are scattered, and paws help spread the mess once the meal is done. Towels and mops are usually involved afterward. Chris Peterson shares a pet bowl holder project in ...
Read More >
Q&A with The Wellness Garden Author Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Her newest book, The Wellness Garden, she  details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. We got ...
Read More >
See More Posts